BERLIN – BMW is still working out how to make good on a promise to build the world's first fossil-fuel free plant in Hungary, from how much energy can be generated on-site to how much storage will be needed, the automaker's production chief, Milan Nedeljkovic, said.
BMW will build its next-generation full-electic cars underpinned by its Neue Klasse (New Class) architecture at the factory in Debrecen, about 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest, starting in 2025. The automaker has said the plant will source all its electricity from renewables,
The factory will still be connected to Hungary's grid, Nedeljkovic said at a media roundtable on Wednesday.
About half of Hungary's electricity generation comes from nuclear energy, according to data from the International Energy Agency, with about a quarter from natural gas.